Oct 5, 2016

Why you don’t want to win a Nobel Prize this year

Sure, it's nice to get recognised for being outstanding in your field. But if you want to make the most of your Nobel lucre, this is not a good year.

Jason Murphy — Journalist and economist

Jason Murphy

Journalist and economist

Nobel Prize

The 2016 Nobel Prizes for medicine and physics have already been awarded. Sorry. The prizes for chemistry, economics, literature and peace are still up for grabs, but you’re probably not expecting to win any of these either.


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2 thoughts on “Why you don’t want to win a Nobel Prize this year

  1. Wayne Robinson

    Or if you’re a scientist, and you’re just in it for the money, just publish a few nice words about religion and go for the Templeton Prize which is deliberately set at a higher monetary value than the Nobel Prize, and is also not shared, so you’d get to keep all of it instead of having to share it with 2 others.

  2. Dog's Breakfast

    Yeah, don’t ever again mention the economics prize in the same breath as the real Nobel prizes. 🙂

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